© 2023 Hawaiʻi Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Hawaiʻi has a nursing shortage but hospital jobs do not come easy for new graduates

nurse coronavirus healthcare
Ted Jackson/AP
FR 171790 AP
A nurse injects steroids into a COVID-19 patient on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Ted Jackson)

For National Nursing Week, The Conversation follows the journey of a local nurse whose ultimate goal is to be a hospital registered nurse. We first met Stephanie in October 2020 during a call-in show about Hawaiʻi’s nursing profession. It was perplexing for the recent graduate not to find employment even during a nursing shortage. We caught up with the University of Hawaiʻi nursing alum to hear about her new job at a private practice.

This interview aired on The Conversation on May 6, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Lillian Tsang is the senior producer of The Conversation. She has been part of the talk show team since it first aired in 2011. Contact her at ltsang@hawaiipublicradio.org.
Related Stories